After watching the third episode of Miami Social, Hardy’s words directed at Ariel during our lunch meeting resonate –“your sentiments can be misinterpreted by your choice of words.” Words are extremely powerful as they are the mirror of the soul and the voice of the heart. Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core - the way you express yourself paints a picture to our society of who you are and what you believe. Just as one painting can be interpreted in a myriad ways so can your diction.
A prime example of how words can scar your soul is Ariel’s obsession with people that are overweight. He admits during this episode that he was overweight and subsequently mocked quite frequently as a child. It is from these past experiences that his sensitivity toward the issue arises. I feel strongly about the subject since I work closely with young women in many different forums and I am adamant when I speak to them about respect, morals, ethics and the road to success. I cannot emphasize enough how important the right “focus” in life is – thoughts create reality and our focus determines our destination. When you respect people and accept them as they are you can then be much more effective in helping them to become better than they are.